|The children of staff members compete in a dancing competition at the end of year party at the KFS headquarters in Karura|
|Ms. Faith Kosgey from Human Resource and Administration who is also a performing artist belts out a tune during the staff party|
Festivity is synonymous with the month of December, and KFS was not going to lug behind as it put its best foot forward hosting for the staff a grandeur party on Friday 16th December 2011 at the KFS Karura headquarters. As anticipated the event lived up to the standards and qualified as the event of the year, as everyone dressed to impress.
Interesting and with a lot of fun activities, the programme was quite comprehensive. It all begun with the serving of a mouth watering luncheon. After which it was time for entertainment from the ever ready KFS choir belting out some heartwarming Christmas carols.
The Guest of Honour, Chairman of the KFS Board, Prof. Richard Musangi noted on the several conferences that have taken place throughout the year to focus on the role of forests in tackling challenges brought about by climate change. He reiterated the Services commitment to see that the country achieves the 10% forest cover as stipulated in the constitution and Vision 2030.
In his remarks KFS Director Mr.David Mbugua was ecstatic that the KFS target of planting 100 million tree seedlings had been achieved, and that the rehabilitation of forest land recovered in the Mau complex was ongoing. He also urged staff to focus on increased stakeholder awareness and participation in forestry conservation and management. He finally took time to welcome Ms. Ann Kaari, the new Head of Corporate Communications to the management.
Deputy Director, Human Resource and Administration Mr. Julius Olayo, requested everyone to observe moment of silence for the departed colleagues, before proceeding to laud the staff for their commitment and hard work in striving to deliver of the organization.
The special speaker at the event, Prof. Njoroge Karanja of the Green Belt Moveemtn encouraged the staff on personal responsibility and asked them to always give their best at work, in order to realize their purpose in life.
After the speeches, it was time for more entertainment that was provided by the Palisades Band. This was followed by talent show where different people showcased their talents which included knowledge of different languages, dancing and singing which turned out to be a shared talent by a quite number of KFS staff. The winners were awarded prizes.
The young and young at heart had their moment when the sun went down as they danced the night away to bid farewell to a good year.
Article by Caroline Kahuria, pictures by Angela Wairimu